Mission Devotional - October 30, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Silence

Opening Prayer: For God alone my soul waits in silence. (Psalm 62:1, ESV)

Scripture: Psalm 62:1-6

Journal: What role does silence play in your spiritual journey? How might the practice of silence nurture the life of God within you? When, where, and how will you incorporate some silence into your life?

Reflection:

silence

there is a pattern
woven into the
fabric of creation

first silence
then God speaks
and finally
things are set
into motion

why then
do we so often
start with action
rather than silence

action taken
without silence
is action taken
out of context

words spoken
without silence
are words spoken
out of context

for God alone
my soul waits
in silence

may that be true
of me today
O Lord

Prayer for the church, for others, for myself

Global Partner Focus: Europe

Pete and Ruth Mitchell are church planters in France with Mission to the World (MTW) and in collaboration with the Eglise Réformée Evangélique de France (French Reformed Evangelical Church). Pete's role is that of team leader. The Mitchells are living in Toulouse planting a new church in Tournefeuille. Pray today for wisdom as they seek to balance their responsibilities with the downtown Toulouse church and the church plant in Tournefeuille.

Hope Resource Center is a multi-faceted Christian ministry addressing such matters as sexual purity and health, unplanned pregnancy, post-abortion stress and abstinence education. Pray today for all the young women who will come to this ministry this month.

Closing Prayer: For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. (Psalm 62:5, ESV)